Schlitz said safely reopening the schools for education needs to come first. “High school athletics should reflect the school model,” Schlitz said.
He added he wouldn’t want an early return to athletics delaying the ability to get back into school.
The Big Eight was the first conference in the state to decide it wasn’t holding fall conference competitions in this uncertain time period. It’s possible other school districts and conferences will follow.
“I’m comfortable and confident to be first,” Schlitz said.
Rogness said athletics will exist “in a manner that is appropriate and in support and partnership with education.”
Rogness said the time will come when East, La Follette, Memorial and West will compete as their respective schools, but right now “we are looking forward to working together, so we can get through this.”
The last part of the meeting, after the athletic code portion, focused on providing information to families whose student-athletes have interest…